Cubs beat Cardinals, advance to NLCS

...deserve it," Rizzo said in the middle of the party. "Hopefully, this is just a taste of what's to come."Up-and-comers all season, first-year manager Joe Maddon's bunch of wild-card Cubs had arrived.The Cubs are headed to the NL Championship...

The Way We Were: Sandlot football

...are looking forward to their Tuesday afternoon engagement with Waynesboro."That's right. They traveled to take on all comers in their in the 100-pound class.The "Hillbilly gridders" built on their success the next season, according to a Sept...

Fish fry reels in a crowd

Late-comers got light bread. That's how popular former Mayor Ed McIntyre's 11th annual Unity Fish Fry turned out to be Thursday. The...

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While Bobby Labonte holds off all comers on the top rung of the Winston Cup standings, Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Tony Stewart is hoping to move up the ladder. Stewart...

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No. 1 'Bama underdogs in Dome again

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama has pushed aside all comers on its way to a perfect regular season, climbed to the top of the rankings and stuck around for quite awhile. Now, it's back...

Reds' unexpected rise reminiscent of '99

CINCINNATI -- Junior's not in the lineup. Hardly anyone is in the stands. A group of up-and-comers is defying the small-market odds and winning games. The Cincinnati Reds are working on a sequel. Three years after they turned...

After beating top challenger, WBC champ Gatti looks ahead

...N.J. -- Buoyed by an unusually easy victory, WBC junior welterweight champion Arturo Gatti is prepared to take on all comers in his evolution from gutsy brawler to savvy boxer. "I want to be recognized as the best," Gatti said after dispatching...

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New S.C. gambling?

...plan? Anchor a gambling boat, or maybe two or three, on the North Augusta side of the Savannah River and then welcome all comers. Ridiculous, you say? Maybe, but it's possible in wake of the recent state Supreme Court ruling that ocean gambling cruises...

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Internet access firm gets high marks

...its Canton offices. James Flowers, president of EZNet Ohio, watched as business monoliths like AT&T, flashy up-and-comers like America Online and a bunch of companies down the street became competitors. But Flowers said he loved the challenge of...

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$121 million for California among state shares of extra gas taxes

...they'd get if extra gas-tax money were sent to them instead being spent on other federal programs. California would lead all comers with an extra $121 million in highways funds starting Oct. 1, according to an analysis by Rep. Bud Shuster, R-Pa. Illinois...